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After a weekend in Kansas City, revisiting my low ranking for the Royals’ Kauffman Stadium

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“Take me out to the ball game” is my blog on major-league ballparks and the wonders of witnessing America’s favorite pastime up close.

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By Bobby Ross Jr.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — I was wrong.

Back in February, I ranked the 18 major-league ballparks I’ve visited:

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Based on a 2008 visit, I listed the Kansas City Royals’ Kauffman Stadium near the bottom — at No. 16:

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But this past weekend, my son Keaton, daughter Kendall and I returned to Kauffman to watch my beloved Texas Rangers play the defending American League champion Royals.

Both Friday night and Saturday afternoon, we sat up high in nose-bleed seats behind home plate. Still, we had a wonderful view of the action (and got to witness two wins by Texas).

In my return to Kauffman, I was able to recognize what a spectacular ballpark it is: with beautiful fountains flowing beyond the outfield walls, a giant, crown-shaped scoreboard showing video highlights and a wide-open view of the capacity, blue-clad crowds of 38,000. No doubt, the Royals’ recent success has helped the atmosphere.

After my earlier rankings, Royals fan Brad Brickell questioned my low ranking of Kauffman:

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As it turns out, Brickell was right. I should have ranked Kauffman much higher.

Another fan put it this way:

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Again, I was wrong.

I’ll definitely be making more trips to Kauffman — hopefully to see more wins by the Rangers.

In the meantime, enjoy these additional pics from K.C.:

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Up high and out of breath. #goRangers

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